Why do you Forge? You fire up your Xbox /PC, load Halo Forge, pick a blank map, and start placing objects. Why? Or, more to the point, to what end? Did you seek to make that map that 343 refuses to provide? Did you want to perhaps correct the mistakes Bungie or 343 might have made? Did you want to make a new gametype? Create a special place for you and your friends? Get something into Matchmaking? Just want to see what you can do? Make something the likes of which no one has ever seen before? Machinema stage? Art project? Game research? What motivates me is pushing the limits. I didn't warm up to Forge much when it first came out, but Reach's Forge World caught my attention. Forge World and, later, Forge Island is where I spent most of my effort. In particular, the goal on Forge Island was to use all three islands, whatever the gametype was. I managed making a five base Dominion map covering all three islands, but because of object limits it wasn't very pretty. Finding enough players for a match was nearly impossible. Still, the objective was to see if it was even possible, and I succeeded. A side goal is to put something on the map that you haven't seen before, using (not necessarily exploiting) Forge's objects, bells and whistles to make unusual and/or unexpected things happen. Since I usually find myself pushing the object limits I don't worry much about how it looks, so I just try to make it so that a fair match can be had (in my opinion, that's the hardest part). And if I can't use a Scorpion on the map I'm done with that map. Cause tanks beat everything. So when YOU fire up Forge, what are YOU after?